1.    04 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Laptop keeps losing WIFI connection


    Hi all,

    Ever since I updated to Windows 10, my laptop struggles to hold a strong connection (sometimes any connection at all) to my Virgin Media router. Even if I am sitting in the same room as my router, the connection is weak and often disconnects, with a connection holding for anywhere between a few minutes and a few seconds. It is not my internet connection as far as I am aware, as my partner and I have no issues connecting other devices such as phones and tablets to this connection.

    Some info about the laptop;

    HP Pavilion Notebook 15
    Processor: Intel Core i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz
    RAM: 8GB
    System type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor

    Some info about the router and connection:

    SSID: virginmedia9926924
    Protocol: 802.11n
    Security type: WPA2-Personal
    IPv4 address: 192.168.0.8
    IPv4 DNS Servers: 194.168.4.100
    194.168.8.100
    Manufacturer: Broadcom
    Description: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter
    Driver version: 6.223.215.14
    Physical address: ‎14-2D-27-DD-B8-E3

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    04 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    England
    Posts : 943
    Windows IP 17017

    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, you could try switching your DNS to Open dns or google dns and see whether it improves, if it fails, download BCM43xxx drivers from station drivers and install, might help. You need to look for Driver version 7.12.39.18.
    http://smtp.station-drivers.com/inde...leinfo&id=1722
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    04 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, you could try switching your DNS to Open dns or google dns and see whether it improves, if it fails, download BCM43xxx drivers from station drivers and install, might help. You need to look for Driver version 7.12.39.18.
    http://smtp.station-drivers.com/inde...leinfo&id=1722

    Thanks for the quick response. I have changed to Open DNS, and I'm updating my drivers just now for good measure. Hopefully this will work!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    04 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,171
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    The driver update will likely solve the issue. DNS isn't really involved if the connection drops, because that is either going to be a driver issue or a compatibility issue with the router. That has happened before. When Windows 8 was release, many old Linksys routers weren't compatible and wouldn't allow devices to connect via Wi-Fi.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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